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My grandfather survived the siege of Leningrad. After the war he studied Archaeology at the Department of History....

During the Second World War many families were forced to resettle and head West leaving behind all their belongings. It was an exhausting travel in good...

The story of survival, an unknown soldier and a family...

Rita Althausen is the vice-chairwoman of the German-Israeli Society (DIG) and daughter of Oskar Altmann, who survived the pogroms in Mannheim 1938....

My father, Oliver Jagolski, talks about his experiences with coming to terms with the family's history. Yet, despite all efforts, a lot of questions rem...

I don’t know where my dad went. He wasn’t at home for almost a week. When German soldiers left the village he came back and his friend told him: “Don’t ...

This is an interview to find out and record what happened in my family while second world war....

My grandfather speaks about his life, the main focus is put on the emigration from Lviv to the Polish Recovered Territories....

Presenting a story of Stanisław Iwach and his family - the family that has traveled all the way to Wysoka, Poland from the Eastern Borderlands - Tarnopo...

The interview was conducted by my grandfather and his wife with her father, Edward Szukiel, and then prepared by me....

I am Oleksandr Salun. I was born in Chernihiv region, Novhorod-Siverskyi raion in 1942. I was officially one year younger because my mother had to be se...

Programme of the youth encounter in Oldau during 18-24 Mаrch 2018....

2017 is over, it was quite full of events. The most memorable one for me was my participation in the international project “History begins in the ...

Please tell about the childhood of your mother Anna Sherdits (Fokina). Granny Anna, my mother, was born in the village of Krestyshe, Sovetskiy district,...

During the WW2 my great-grandfather served on the 2nd Ukrainian Front as a machine gunner of machine gunning company of the 4th Separate Guardian motorc...

The war began when Nadiia was not even a one year old, but the worst memories are connected with the post-war times, the famine of 1946-1947....

Programme of the internal meeting of the Ukrainian group in Kyiv, 15-17 December 2017...

It’s always nice to see old friends. The moment you first look at someone you can precisely tell how sincere they are, smile and let them know in respon...

My great-granny didn’t know that in February 1943 her sister Motia, all her family including two children - Slavik and Valia - were killed by the SS off...

  I would like to share my impressions from the intermediate meeting in the city of Vinnytsia with you. The meeting took place from 15.09.2017 till 17.0...

Drugi rok z rzędu uczestnicy międzynarodowego projektu młodzieżowego „Historia zaczyna się w rodzinie” biorą udział w unikalnym zadaniu historycznym. W ...

Sunday, 5rd of NovemberArrival, Welcoming, Check-in into the rooms19:30 Dinner Monday, 6th of November8:00 Breakfast 9:00-10:00 Warm-up (introductory ga...

  The first interim meeting of the Ukrainian team took place in Vinnytsia. The goal was to discuss the questions we might have had about the interviews,...

In 1941-1943 my grandfather was a minor prisoner of a Nazi ghetto in Domanivka, Novobohdanivka (Odesa region). He is a son of repressed fathers, former ...

Międzynarodowa Organizacja Pozarządowa Foundations for Freedom/Ukraina, Międzynarodowy Dom Spotkań Młodzieży w Oświęcimiu oraz Fundacja Miejsc Pamięci D...

П’ятниця, 15 вереснядо 12:00 Приїзд учасників12:00-13:30 Обід13:30-15:00 Реінтеграція. Що вже зробили? Робота з домашніми завданнями15:00-15:30 Пе...

I would like to share my impressions from the participation in the international project “History begins in the family” with you. The first session of t...

After a quite exhausting trip from Hannover (GER) to Lviv, our week in Ukraine has finally started. First of all, I have to say that I had the chance to...

History begins in the family is an international youth project that has revealed not only the truth but was also the reason for me to start my own inves...

Every time you enter different projects you are scrolling through all possible scenarios in your head, tuning yourself only on positive waves. So you ca...

Choose a member of your family as a respondent for your interview. Since the focus of our project is National Socialism and the Soviet totalitarianism i...

Presentation by Oleh Ovcharenko during the Lviv encounter, 2017...

I am an optimist by nature. No matter how hard it has been, I have never lost hope… Stepan Horechyi was born on July 4th 1929 in Rava-Ruska (now Zhovkva...

Programme of the project activities in Lviv, Ukraine, during 3-9 July 2017...

From January 17 to 21, 1945, the Auschwitz administration evacuated about 58 thousand prisoners into the depths of the Reich. At the same time, the SS w...

After the outbreak of World War II, the Wehrmacht set up a camp for Belgian and French prisoners of war in huts at the edge of the Bergen Military Train...

Presentation on how to use recording devices in interviews (English)....

Presentation of what is oral history and how it differs from the handbooks on history....

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